In daylight heist, Gzb robbers scoot with Rs 1.08 crore
In a daring heist in broad daylight, a whopping amount of Rs 1.08 crore was allegedly looted from two employees of a construction company by unidentified car-borne robbers on Tuesday noon.
Surprisingly, the spot of the incident is just at a stone’s throw distance from residence of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), District Magistrate (DM) and GDA vice-chairman in Ghaziabad’s Raj Kunj area. The robbers, who had come in an i10 car, conducted the <g data-gr-id="32">loot</g> by keeping the employees hostage at gunpoint.
The employees, at that time, were coming out of a bank after withdrawing the money. Police, however, have yet not made any breakthrough but primarily working on finding any involvement of someone close to the company officials.
As per the police record, the incident took place around 1:20 pm when accountant Pankaj Aggarwal and his <g data-gr-id="31">sub-ordinate</g> Mahendra Singh, both employed with company named Civil Construction, were coming out of the Oriental Bank of Commerce.
According to the police, the robbers got <g data-gr-id="33">seize</g> of them before they could reach their car parked at about 20 meters away. The three unidentified youths intercepted them by firing in the air. Two of the robbers took hostage of the <g data-gr-id="36">victims,</g> while another one snatched the money bag. Security guards, who were on bank duty, rushed to the spot <g data-gr-id="35">immediately</g> but the robbers fired to stop them. The firing took place from both <g data-gr-id="34">ends</g> but the robbers successfully fled the spot with the money bag.
The matter was reported to the police and SSP Dharmendra Singh along with other police officials reached the spot immediately. “As the incident indicts hands of someone close, we have been questioning the accountant and his <g data-gr-id="27">sub-ordinate</g>. So we have been investigating the matter from this angle. Even the accountant had found some irregularities in the company earlier,” the SSP said.